Category: About the Congress

WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE APIMONDIA FEDERATION GILLES RATIA

DEAR UKRAINIAN COLLEAGUES,

Dear beekeepers worldwide,

Gilles Ratia

Having an honour to lead Apimondia, the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations from 2009, I would like to underline  the importance of the International Apimondia Congress to be held in Kyiv from September 29 till October 4, 2013 for the Apimondia Federation. 

I have great memories of my visits to Ukraine in 2009 and 2011. Even despite of that fact that it was the 111th country I had visited during my traveling over the beekeeping world and it had left a deep and lasting impression on me . Unique beekeeping culture and traditions together with the great commercial and scientific potential of the beekeeping industry put Ukraine next to the most important beekeeping nations

However, Ukrainian beekeeping industry was rather unknown to the international community. Only in the last five years, thanks to efficient efforts of the NGO “Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers” Apimondia Federation and beekeeper’s community had an opportunity to discover the great and unique Ukrainian Honeyland.

Apimondia is holding the International Apicultural Congresses since 1895, along with numerous conferences and symposiums around the world. For more than a century a scope of these activities went far beyond the narrow beekeeping subjects. We believe that our work helps to accelerate cultural and scientific exchange among nations, establish effective and mutual cooperation between businesses, researchers and NGOs and to promote the harmony between man and nature.

International Apimondia Congress held in Kyiv is going to be an important event for Ukraine to strengthen its image as a global business and scientific partner, to establish new economic and cultural relations and to present Ukraine as an important part of European agriculture, food and pharmaceutical industries. Today Apimondia is experiencing important changes that will be implemented on the XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress.  The forward-looking theme of the Scientific Conference – Beyond the Hive: Beekeeping and Global Challenges that has an aim to strengthen our cooperation with the United Nations. The historic act of recognizing of the western honey bees or European honey bees (Apis mellifera) as the species under threat of extinction is also going to be signed in Kyiv.  

Apimondia, the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations is supporting the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress in this important historical mission of preparation and holding the Apimondia Congress in Ukraine. The Executive Commission of the Apimondia Federation as a part of the Organizing Committee performs its functions fully for the future development of the Congress and  beekeeping industry in Ukraine and worldwide.

Gilles Ratia
The President of Apimondia Federation

BEEKEEPING IN UKRAINE

Ukraine in Brief

Location – in Eastern Europe, incorporates Crimea Autonomous Republic.

Area – 603,628 km2

Population – 45,888 (January 2010)

Time zone – EET (UTC+2

Summer time zone – EEST (UTC+3)

Internet TLD – .ua

Calling code – +380

Capital – Kyiv (2,8 million inhabitants).

Other big cities – Kharkiv (1, 68 million), Dnepropetrovsk (1,23 million), Donetsk (1,15 million), Odesa (1,12 million), Lviv (800 thousand).

Official language – Ukrainian

Dominant religion – Christianity (Orthodox, Greek-Catholic) 

Currency – Hryvnia =100 kopiykas ( € 1.00 – 10.27 UAH, $ 1.00 – 7.99 UAHm – May 2012)

Independence: since 24 August 1991 

Area

  • Total area – 603 628 km2
  • Water area (%) – 7 %

Population

  • Total – 45,888 (January 2010)
  • Density – 77/km2 (115th)

Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic

  • President – Viktor Yanukovych
  • Prime Minister – Mykola Azarov
  • Speaker of the Parliament – Volodymyr Lytvyn

Politics.

Ukraine is independent country under a mixed semi-parliamentary semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The country has a constitution. The head of state is a President of Ukraine elected by the direct popular vote by Ukrainian citizens who are 18 years and over. The highest legislative body of Ukraine is unicameral parliament – Verkhovna Rada. The highest executive body of Ukraine is the Cabinet of Ministers.

Climate

Ukraine has a mostly temperate continental climate, although a more Mediterranean climate is found on the southern Crimean coast.

Economy of Ukraine

Ukraine is a country with developed scientific and industrial base, a member of the World Trade Organization (from May 16, 2008). National economy includes such industries as heavy machinery, ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, shipbuilding, production of buses, cars, trucks, tractors and other agricultural equipment, locomotives, machine tools, turbines, aircraft engines and aircraft equipment for power stations, oil and chemical industry and others. In addition, Ukraine is a powerful producer of electricity. Some sectors of economy of Ukraine are developing with high quality technologies.  On a good level are put the production of carrier rockets, satellites and equipment for space exploration. Ukraine is a major manufacturer of military equipment – tanks, military transport aircraft, anti-aircraft missile systems, optical equipment.

DateDay
January 1New Year’s Day
January 7Orthodox Christmas
March 8International Women’s Day
May 1 & 2Labour Days
May 9Victory Day
June 28Constitution Day
August 24Independence Day
Variable dateOrthodox Easter
Variable dateHoly Trinity Day (Triytsya)

Did you know that…

….Ukraine is the largest country located fully within Europe?

….geographically, Ukraine is located in Central Eastern Europe?

…..Ukraine is the fifth-ranked country in Europe (after Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and France) and the 21st in the world population-wise? Ukraine is the home to 7.3% of the population of Europe and 1% of the world population?

……in Western Ukraine between the cities Uzhhorod and Rakhiv stands a historical marker ‘Geographical centre of Europe’? The status of this place was fixed at the congress of geographers in Vienna back in the XIX century, which became the first scientific attempt in the world to determine the centre of the European continent?

….four of ten European transport corridors are running thorough Ukrainian territory?

…..Ukraine has more than a quarter of all fertile black earth in the world?

…..the longest river in Ukraine is Dnipro? Out of its total length of 2201 km, 981 km is running thorough Ukraine. Dnipro is the third river in Europe in terms of the length and basin area (after Volga and Danube). Its source is the Aksenninsky Turf Swamp in the southern part of the Valdai Hills, and the river empties into Dniprovsky Estuary of the Black Sea. 65% of the total area of Dnipro basin is located within Ukraine?

….the longest cave is Ukraine is called ‘Optimistic’ and located in gypsum rocks of Podillya, Ternopil Oblast? In that cave the scientists have found and mapped 216 kilometers of passages, galleries, and grottos located 20 meters deep, which makes the Optimistic Cave the longest cave in the Old World, the longest cave in the world in gypsum rock, and the second-longest cave in the world (behind limestone Mammoth Cave in the USA). Next to it, and also in Ternopil Oblast, is the second-longest cave in Ukraine called Ozerna: its labyrinth is 114 km long. 

…..Five Ukrainian sites representing outstanding cultural and natural landmarks and constituting historical and cultural assets of the entire mankind were included to the list of UNESCO World Heritage:

  • Kiev – Saint-Sophia Cathedra
  • Kiev – Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
  • L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

… Ukraine is a large grain producers (belonging to the top three of the largest barley producer). Along with France, Germany, and the USA, Ukraine is one of the largest producers of sugar beet, ahead of the neighboring Poland and Turkey. Ukraine is one of the seven largest producers of sugar, vegetable oil, pork, and potato in the world, and the fifth-largest honey producer in the world?

… Ukraine spends US 590 million annually on its defense? Ukraine is the only country in the world which had voluntarily given up the nuclear weapons, and although the Hollywood producers like to show in their films the terrorists stealing nuclear bomb from Ukraine, it’s simply not true.

…..Ukraine is the 4th-ranked country in the world in terms of the number of citizens with higher education? Ukrainian population is one of the most educated in the world, and the per capita number of people with higher education is higher than the average European index.

… Ukraine has 5 sectoral state academies: Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Academy of Legal Sciences, and Academy of Arts?

… The majority of Ukrainian population (about 70 %) speaks Ukrainian language? It differs substantially from Russian. Our language is more beautiful and melodious. Ukrainian language is considered the third lovely-sounding language in the world after the French and Japanese languages, and the World Conference of Linguists held in Rome in the middle of the 1920’s recognized Ukrainian the second-melodious language in the world after Italian. Ukrainian language belongs to the most widely used languages in the world and is ranked 26th in terms of the number of speakers. It is also the second most-spoken among the Slavic languages after Russian. About 31 million people in Ukraine can speak Ukrainian. About 4.1 million Ukrainians living in the Russian Federation speak Ukrainian language.

… The person to whom the most number of monuments was erected in the world is our Taras Shevchenko, a genial Ukrainian poet, artist, and thinker?

… First kerosene lamp was invented in 1853 in Lviv by pharmacists Ihnatiy Lukasevych and Jan Zech who worked in the pharmacy ‘Under the Golden Star’? The same year, the first surgery was performed in a Lviv hospital under the light of a kerosene lamp. Soon, kerosene lamp was exhibited at the international fair in Munich where the invention was awarded a special diploma?

….The first frame hive was invented in 1814 by PI Prokopovych

… In the 1950’s the first computer in continental Europe was built by S. Lebedev, and the digital automata theory was developed by V. Glushkov, based on which new-generation computers were created in Ukraine (‘Ukraine’, МІР)?

… The 1920s – 1940s witnessed creation of the largest charged particle accelerator in Europe, development and implementation of the theory of welding under the layer of flux (by Y. Paton)?

… Trembita used by Hutsuls in the Ukrainian Carpathians is the longest wind musical instrument in the world?

APIMONDIA FEDERATION

APIMONDIA INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATIONS

Apimondia is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations and other organizations working within the apiculture sector that integrates leading specialists, scientists, businessmen and public figures of beekeeping industry.

The headquarters of the Federation is located  in Rome. The head of the organization is the President of Apimondia – Gilles Ratia. The Secretary General of Apimondia is Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini.

Today members of Apimondia are represented by different beekeepers association from more than 115 countries. Every two years since 1897, Apimondia is holding in different countries International Apicultural Congresses that are the largest events in the world of beekeeping.

Apimondia facilitates scientific, technical, environmental, social and economic development of beekeeping in different world’s countries.

International Apimondia Congresses have an aim to give an opportunity of exchanging of information, personal experience and achievements among beekeepers, scientist, honey-traders and equipment manufacturers, agents for development, technicians and legislators. The right to host the Congress has to be won in competition among the other applicants by the clamming country.

For the effective solutions of the most important tasks Apimondia closely cooperates with:

  1. FAO and other UN agencies (PNUD, UNIDO, etc.)
  2. Regional associations such as:
    • Apislavia
    • AAA (Asian Apicultural Association)
    • Balkan Beekeeping Federation
    • FILAPI (Iberico-Latino-Americano)
    • Nordic Beekeeper Association
    • EBPA (European Professional Beekeepers Association)
    • ACBO (Association of Caribbean Beekeepers Organizations)
    • Arab Beekeepers’ Union
    • ApiTrade Africa
    • Etc.
  3. Other beekeeping association such as:
    • CoLoss (Colony Losses Scientific Network)
    • IBRA (International Bee Research Association)
    • IHC (International Honey Commission)
    • HIPA (Association of Honey Importers)
    • FEEDM (Fédération Européenne Des Emballeurs Et Distributeurs De Miel European Federation of Honey Packers and Distributors)
    • Etc.

Nowadays, the Apimondia structure includes apiarianassociations frommore than115 countries.The total number ofbeekeepers, worldwide apiarian association members that are a part of Apimondia, encounters3,548,863 people.

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The total number of professionals who are not  beekeepers,  but  their  work is closely related to beekeeping  (scientists,  apitherapists, educators,  traders, equipment and medicinal products manufacturers, veterinary drugs manufacturers, representatives of tourist  companies, government  agencies and others),  and who are considered to be a part of Apimondia,  encounters about 15% of the number of beekeepers – worldwide  beekeepers  associations  members. 

Congress Event Summary

ХХХХІІІ INTERNATIONAL APIMONDIA CONGRESS

  • Time – 29 September – 4 October 2013
  • Location – International Exhibition Centre, Brovarsky Ave 15, Kyiv.
  • Motto – “Discover the European Honeyland”
  • Main advantages – the most prestigious, massive and comprehensive event in beekeeping, both on domestic and global level.
  • Size of event – the third in scope, after the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 and the European Football Championship 2012 event in Ukraine.
  • Organizers – The Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII Apimondia International Congress (formed by the signing of the Letter of Agreement on September 16, 2009 in Montpellier (France) and implemented on September 19, 2009) consists of the representatives of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia, and Ukrainian representatives –  members of the national beekeeping organizations “Beekeepers’ Brotherhood of Ukraine” and the “Beekeepers Union of Ukraine”, also Director of Ukrainian Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Laboratory, Director of the International Exhibition Center and Director of Tourism agency “Terra Incognita.
  • Official support in 2009 – The official Support is provided by the governmental organizations. The official letters were sent to the President of Apimondia from: Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine, Kiev City Administration, Ukrainian National University of bio-resources and nature exploitation, Ukrainian Agricultural Products Quality and Safety Laboratory, P.I. Prokopovych Institute of Beekeeping” National Scientific Center, Ukrainian International Airlines. “Terra Incognita” travel agency and the exhibition company, International Exhibition Centre, etc.
  • Official support in 2011 – On June 6, 2011, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed the order “On supporting of the International Congress Apimondia by the President of Ukraine” in order to promote the development of domestic beekeeping, to strengthen the image of Ukraine in the world and consolidate  the international affairs. Also the Organizing Committee of the 43rd International Apimondia Congress received a letter of support from the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov. On July 14, 2011, the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress members and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine representatives signed the protocol of Intentions and the program of mutual cooperation in the preparation and holding the 43rd International Apimondia Congress in 2013. The Organizing Committee of the Apimondia Congress received an official support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Autonomous Republic of Crime.
  • Participants – more than 12 000 beekeeping industry representatives, from over 100 countries – the leading industry experts and specialists, scientists, international and national organizations representatives, public figures, manufacturers of beekeeping equipment and , veterinary products and other products related with beekeeping; exporters and importers of beekeeping products and also beekeepers both amateurs and professionals.
  • Scientific program – the scientific direction of Apimondia Congress will be carried under the titleBeyond the Hive: Beekeeping and Global Challenges, and will be dedicated to studying of the potential of beekeeping industry in solving of the global problems facing humanity today. We believe that in today’s dynamic and globalized world the beekeeping science have to reach beyond the narrow field of specialization and take an active position in finding solutions to such important issues as environmental pollution and exhaustion of natural resources, poverty and social inequality, cultural barriers, pandemics, and diseases of human civilization. Having discovered one of the greatest wonders of nature, bee family and its products, we have to think how we can use their miraculous power to make our world better.
  • Scientific program consists of: 7 plenary sessions of the Apimondia standing commissions; 5 plenary sessions of the Regional Apimondia commissions that will represent main achievements of the experts from five parts of the world; 16 thematic symposia within the seven Scientific Committees and the section of social and cultural aspects of beekeeping, proposed by the Ukrainian Organizing Committee; 4 Round Tables on the most important issues and problems of beekeeping. 
  • The scientific conferences are going to be held with the participation of over 800 scientists from around the world that represent about 400 scientific papers and over 800 poster presentations.The official language of the scientific program is going to be English. Also is going to be provided the simultaneous translation into Ukrainian and Russian languages. 
  • Working languages are : main (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, German) and additional (Korean, Chinese, Japanese). All informational materials will be prepared in these languages, as well as simultaneous translation will be held in these languages during the scientific program of the Congress and live broadcasting. Additional languages will be fully or partially involved in case of sufficient applications clearance for these. 
  • ApiEXPO-2013 – International Exhibition ApiEXPO-2013 will be held with the participation of at least 300 participants from around the world. International Exhibition Centre has 58 000 square meters for beekeeping companies from all over the world, so they can offer their products for thousands of beekeepers who want to find the best and latest in terms of sanitation, nutrition, veterinary medicine, apitherapy, tools, equipment, clothing, machinery, services materials, technology and other products associated with boost of productivity and innovation.
  • Honey World Championship – more than 100 nominations for honey, beeswax, honey drinks and other beekeeping products with new, harmonized quality standards, as well as for innovations, inventions, collections, printing etc.
  • Cultural and Social Program – There are going to be organized a lot of different events such as: the grand Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Congress, the national parties, flash mobs, promotions and contests for visitors, new records setting for Ukraine and Guinness book of records and etc. Also a number of priority Social and Cultural projects such as “Show Room”, “Video room”, “Apimondia open to the public”, “Apimondia for Children”, “Gallery of Contemporary Art”, “International Museum of Beekeeping” and this is not the whole list of events that will be provided to attract more people to participate in the Apimondia Congress.
  • Contest Program (for Ukrainian participants) – The Contest program has an aim to find and show the most interesting, creative, informative and modern topics in Ukrainian beekeeping. It will have a lot of activities such as photography contest, contest of literary works, scientific popular and reference informative articles contest; contests for children and young audiences, etc. The winners will be awarded with the Certificate of the Full Delegate of the XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress. In addition, the best exhibits will be selected to be shown during the Apimondia Congress. And the smallest winners in the competitions for the children will receive special sweet and interesting prizes.
  • Apimondia Sessions – Two scheduled General Assembly sessions of the Apimondia International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations will be held within Congress, during which major issues concerning the functioning and existence of organization will be examined and approved, such as: charter changes, Apimondia Executive Board members and Science Commissions Presidents shifting, work planning for the upcoming years, forums and conferences planning, prior years financial statements and planning for the upcoming years, new members adoption and old members exclusion for violation or failure to pay the contribution, the election of the country that will host the next International Apimondia Congress in four years etc.
  • Tourist program – several sightseeing tours over the most prominent monuments and attractions of Kyiv, one-day technical tours over beekeepers facilities in Kyiv and Kyiv region, many pre- and post-tours over the beekeeping and tourist sights of Ukraine – all that is proposed for delegates and everyone interested to meet and share experience with beekeepers and their apiaries, apiarian products manufacturers and their enterprises, to visit beekeeping museums and scientific institutions, Ukrainian nature and significant historical and cultural monuments of Ukraine in within the Tourist program of the Congress.
  • Internet broadcasting of all events and activities (except for pre-and post-tour) of the XXXXIII International Apimondia congress will be available for beekeeping world audience on the Internet.

Such event as XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress is going to have a great influence not only over the development of the beekeeping industry in Ukraine, but also will strengthen the image and prestige of Ukraine in the world, and help to establish many important international relations that will significantly enrich the world’s apiculture.  

WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE APIMONDIA CONGRESS

DEAR COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS AND BEEKEEPERS, BOTH AMATEURS AND PROFESSIONALS,

Tetyana Vasylkivska

On Behalf of the Organizing Committee of XXXXIII Apimondia International Apicultural Congress and NGO “Beekeepers’ Brotherhood of Ukraine”, I would like to invite you to cooperation in preparation and holding of the XXXXIII Apimondia International Apicultural Congress from September 29 till October 4, 2013.

This Congress promises to be the largest international industry event in Ukraine’s history. It will become the third at scope of events in Ukraine, after the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 and the European Football Championship 2012.

More than 12 thousand visitors and participants from over 100 countries are going to come to Kyiv to visit the largest event in beekeeping industry, both on domestic and international level. 

Firstly, it is important to know that XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress is one of the most prestigious events on the international level that is going to gather a number of leading industry experts and specialists, researchers, apitherapists, beekeepers, both amateurs and professionals, representatives of international and national organizations, public and political figures, manufactures of the beekeeping equipment, veterinary drugs and other products related with beekeeping; exporters and importers of beekeeping products, journalists and media representatives and interested people. 

Secondly, I like to note that the Apimondia Congress held in Kyiv in 2013 will help to increase the interest to the Ukrainian beekeeping and attract more international and domestic investors that will also lead to the investments increasing and help to develop the beekeeping industry. We have also buit a loyal investors policy for money investments. Additionally, we are aiming to hold and take part in different events to present prepared marketing products that will show the investment potential of the beekeeping industry for the potential investors. Unique natural resources of our country, wise and experienced beekeepers – all these have formed a good base for successful capital investing.

The next important reason is that the International Apimondia Congress 2013 gives a chance to draw attention of the public to a healthy lifestyle by using beekeeping products.  The beekeeping product means not only different honey. It is a huge range of products including the royal jelly, bee pollen, propolis, beeswax, bee bread, bee venom, drone larvae’s homogenate and extract of wax moth larvae, etc. All these products are rich in different biologically active substances and used in cosmetics, pharmacy, food, and even in aviation and space technology.

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the International Apimondia Congress for Ukrainian and worldwide representatives, such as beekeepers, researchers, apitherapists, manufactures of the beekeeping equipment and other products related with beekeeping; exporters and importers of beekeeping products, etc.

The Congress Program is going to include the next events:

  • Scientific conferences that will be held within the 7 plenary sessions of the Apimondia standing commissions and with the participation of over 800 scientists from around the world that represent about 400 scientific papers and over 800 poster presentations. The main working language are going to be English, German, Spanish and French and also will be available the additional Ukrainian and Russian languages;
  • The 5 plenary sessions of the Regional Apimondia commissions that will be held at the first time and are going to represent main achievements of the experts from five parts of the world;
  • The International Exhibition ApiExpo-2013 that will be held with the participation of at least 300 participants from all over the world;
  • Two scheduled General Assembly sessions of the Apimondia International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations;
  • Honey World Championship that will have more than 100 nominations for honey, beeswax, honey drinks and other beekeeping products with new, harmonized quality standards, as well as for innovations, inventions, collections, printing etc;
  • World Honey Queen Competition;
  • Cultural and Social projects;
  • A number of technical, pre- and post tours over the beekeeping and tourist sights of Ukraine – all that is proposed for delegates and everyone interested;
  • a range of educational and practical measures;
  • Signing and sending the open letter of resolution for UN General Assembly consideration that will contain specific proposals of participation of the beekeeping community in the important issues;
  • Signing  the historic act of recognizing of the western honey bees or European honey bees (Apis mellifera) as the species under threat of extinction;
  • And many others.

The Scientific Program of Apimondia Congress will be carried under the title: Beyond the Hive: Beekeeping and Global Challenges

We believe that in today’s dynamic and globalized world the beekeeping science have to reach beyond the narrow field of specialization and take an active position in finding solutions to such important issues as environmental pollution and exhaustion of natural resources, poverty and social inequality, cultural barriers, pandemics, and diseases of human civilization. Having discovered one of the greatest wonders of nature, bee family and its products, we have to think how we can use their miraculous power to make our world better.

Participation in the different events within the Congress Scientific Program will give you an opportunity:

  • to discover the modern and innovative design and technologies of beekeeping industry and main achievements of the beekeeping science of the different countries;
  • to present your own researchers and theories and discuss them with leading experts and researchers from abroad;
  • to find like-minded people to follow your research path;
  • to establish and maintain contacts;
  • to conclude agreements on scientific cooperation;
  • to improve the scientific image.

The presentation of the scientific papers will be organized during 8 thematic symposia session within the work of the Apimondia Scientific Commission. The Symposia will be attended by the scientists with world names in beekeeping science and young researchers, who are just beginning their work in beekeeping direction. During these meetings delegates are going to sign and send open letter of resolution for UN General Assembly consideration that will contain specific proposals of participation of the beekeeping community in the most important issues. Besides, we are expecting to sign the historic act of recognizing of the western honey bees or European honey bees (Apis mellifera) as the species under threat of extinction.

The participation as an exhibitor or visitor of the International Exhibition ApiExpo-2013 will give you a possibility:

  • to promote your company and its brand(s):
  • to meet the foreign manufactures of the beekeeping equipment and other products related with beekeeping;
  • to buy or sell different products and services;
  • to establish and maintain contacts and sign contacts with the leading companies;
  • to improve your company image, etc.

Every next Apimondia Congress we observe that more and more companies want to participate in the International Exhibition ApiExpo for obtaining a good position for all of them and making their products and services known to the rest of the world. 

Social and Cultural Projects are going to attract participants with its actuality and possibility to learn new, unique and extremely useful information. It is a great way to communicate with like-minded people on subjects that are interested for you. 

The Tourism Program is going to give the participants a chance to discover a unique nature of the Ukrainian Honeyland that has old traditions of beekeeping. The variety and originality of beekeeping of each region have created conditions for increasing interest in Ukrainian beekeeping and in Ukraine in general. But still it is terra incognita for beekeepers worldwide. For that reason Apimondia 2013 held in Ukraine is a huge chance for beekeepers from all over the world to discover this unique Honeyland.  With the productive fund of the beekeeping industry has about 400,000 beekeepers and more than 3.7 million bee colonies and the gross annual output of honey reaches 80,000 tons, Ukraine is one of the top five countries leading in beekeeping and is on the fifth place in the world, after China, Turkey, Argentina and the United States.

The Tourism Program will include the tours to the most interesting and modern objects of the agricultural sector, leading research institutions, laboratories, bee products processing enterprises and beekeeping equipments manufacturers, apiaries and recreational centres, etc. Also you will visit significant historical and cultural places of Ukraine.

The Honey World Championship has already gain popularity among the beekeepers and beekeeping companies. The Championship nominees will be awarded for their efforts, hard work and achievements.

The World Honey Queen will be awarded with the crown and is going to become the pride of the beekeepers worldwide.

I invite partners and sponsors to cooperation that gives many opportunities to promote their company and its brands, to establish new contacts and to find the potential customers or buyers of their products and services during the preparation and holding periods of the International Apimondia Congress 2013.

I invite students, young researchers and active, sociable people to cooperation in our projects. 

I invite  journalists and media representatives to assistance . As they will be given an opportunity to report on the activities held during the preparation and holding period of the 43rd International Apimondia Congress 2013 and help all interested people to be informed on the updates and events of the congress. This cooperation is going to attract more participants that will have a chance to taste this sweet theme thanks to the beekeepers’ efforts and hard-working bees.

Such event as XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress is going to have a great influence not only over the development of the beekeeping industry in Ukraine, but also will strengthen the image and prestige of the country in the world and help to establish many important international relations that will significantly enrich the world’s apiculture.

Tetyana Vasylkivska
President
XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress
Chairperson
Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers NGO